– Cancer patient beaten to death within hospital grounds
A St. Louis native and cancer patient, 46 year old Shannon Vincel, was beaten to death after she flew to a medical center in Zion, Illinois to receive radiation treatments for her illness. the state to , according to reports.
Vincel was attacked around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. while she and another patient were waiting for a hospital shuttle to pick them up from their hospital residence, KSDK reports.
According to the station a male suspect approached Vincel and started hitting her with a blunt object for no reason.
A spokesperson for the Cancer Treatment Center of America told Fox 2 that they’ve increased security at the Zion location.
Her mum added:
“She was a gentle loving, sweet girl, and she would’ve never hurt anybody,”.
“He was just pure evil. So It would be wonderful to get this – I can’t even call him a person. I don’t know what I can call him. If that thing were off the streets. Because no one is safe with people like that out walking around.”